“after the fire”

2.7m x 700 – acrylic, spray-paint, water, sea sand and enamel on stretched canvas

I painted this landscape on a spare canvas which had been lying in my studio for years. I had just taken a walk through a field which had been utterly devastated by fire. There was nothing left. It was still smouldering. I tried to recreate the sights and smells that I had experienced on that very hot day in Cape Town. I would eventually sell it to a keen buyer but it hang in my home for a long time before I could finally let it go.